S. Mithlond, loc. “Grey Havens”

Sindarin name of the Grey Havens (LotR/1030), a combination of mith¹ “grey” and lond “haven” (SA/mith, londë).

Conceptual Development: When it first appeared in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s, this name was given as N. Mithond (per Christopher Tolkien probably a slip), later revised to Mithrond and finally N. Mithlond (WR/80, note #16). The gloss of this name on the early maps of the Lord of the Rings is unclear, and instead could be “Grey Gulf” (TI/423).

References ✧ LotR/1030.0207; LotRI/Grey Havens.005; LotRI; SA/londë.013; SA/mith.004; SI/Grey Havens.006; SI/Havens.033; SI; UTI

Glosses

Elements

mith¹ “grey, light grey, pale grey” ✧ SA/mith.001
lond “(land-locked) haven; narrow path, strait, pass” ✧ SA/londë.010 (lond/lonn)

N. Mithlond loc. “?Grey Havens, Grey Gulf”

See S. Mithlond for discussion.

References ✧ SDI1; TI/423.4110; TII; WR/080.2101; WR/080.2306; WR/080.2309; WRI; WRI/Mithlond.002; WRI/Mithlond.003

Glosses

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Elements

mith¹ “grey”
lhonn “(narrow) path, strait, pass”